Morrison Mahoney Partner Tom Anderson recently received a defense verdict in a premises liability case in Waterbury Superior Court. The plaintiff was a vendor who was allegedly struck in the head with an overhead gate as he was entering our client’s gift shop. The plaintiff sued our client, a hospital, claiming that the gate was dangerous and defective and that the hospital was aware of the defect and failed to remedy it. The plaintiff claimed multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury with post concussive syndrome, headaches, and alleged memory and cognitive deficits. Tom successfully argued that there was no defect and the plaintiff’s injuries were due to his own negligence. The jury took less than 45 minutes to select a foreperson, deliberate, and return a defense verdict.